Yesterday evening, his agent Andrew Wylie said: “The news is not good. It is possible that Salman will lose one of his eyes; his arm has been severed nerves and liver damage.” He also added, the writer is connected to a respirator that supports lung function – and unable to speak.
75 years Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British writer who recently lived in New York, had to deliver approx. 11:00 a.m. Lecture on artistic freedom at the Chautauqua Institute, New York. Before the lecture began, a man attacked himIdentified as 24-year-old Hadi Matar from Fairview, New Jersey. The attacker was arrested.
CNN quoted an eyewitness that there were no metal detectors at the scene. Nor was there a screening of viewers.
The author, among other things, “Golden House” was taken by helicopter to the hospital. He carried out the operation in northwestern Pennsylvania.
According to Major Eugene J. Stanishevsky of the New York State Police, The suspect jumped onto the platform and stabbed the writer in the neck and at least once in the stomach. The officer explained that the authorities were trying to obtain a search warrant for several items that were found at the scene, including a backpack and electronic devices. According to the preliminary results, the suspect was the same, but the authorities are still investigating “to make sure that this is so” – explained Staniszewsky.
The New York Times reported that in Fairview, New Jersey, neighbors and passersby gathered near Matara’s house that evening. The police closed off the road leading to it. One officer said the investigation is being conducted by the FBI. The motive for the attack has not been determined.
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Rushdie’s Satanic Verses have been banned in Iran since 1988. Many Muslims consider them blasphemous. A year after the prime minister, Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa, or fatwa, calling for Rushdie to be killed. Everyone who kills Rushdie has a reward of over $3 million.
Yesterday’s attack on Rushdie It is related to the fatwa. The death sentence was passed not only to the writer, but also to all those involved in the publication of the “infidel” novel. Khomeini promised that the killer of the author of “The Devil …” would receive $3 million in return. Although the ayatollah died a few months later, his successor maintained his decision. The Japanese translator of the book, Hitoshi Igarashi, was murdered in front of his office at the University of Tsukuba, and the Italian translator Ettore Capriola miraculously escaped when he was attacked in his private apartment in Milan. The Norwegian publisher narrowly escaped death – he fired three bullets in front of his home in Oslo.
Salman Rushdie himself was in hiding for many years and was under police protection. He described his experiences in the biography “Joseph Anton”. The writer has been appearing more publicly for several years, and when Ayatollah Hassan Sani raised the award to his head in 2012, Sani commented that Sani was “essentially one priest in Iran who wanted to make headlines.”
But Iran is distancing itself from the incident. A representative of the Iranian interests section of the Pakistani embassy in Washington, which represents a diplomat for the Iranian government in the United States, declined to comment on the attack. “We’re not getting involved in this,” the representative told TNYT, who declined to be named before ending the call.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he was concerned that people were quick to blame Muslims for what happened to Rushdie, although the identity of the attacker and his motives are not yet known. “American Muslims, like all Americans, condemn all acts of violence against anyone in our community.”
Sources: PAP, Twitter
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